Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ducks in Flight Composite

This is a composite image featuring two separate photographs of mallard ducks in descending flight. We have done this occasionally in the past by combining one photo of multiple ducks with another photo of a single duck. A computer-generated mat is added to the group photo and a shadow is added behind the prominent image of the single flying duck. The intent is to create a 3D-like effect. We were careful to keep the shadow only on the mat so that a viewer might be able to imagine the duck flying out of the group picture.
This image is available in our online store in a variety of sizes with optional framing.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Whitetail Deer Canvas Prints

This is one of our favorite portraits of a mature whitetail deer buck. The composition is nice, the background is nicely blurred and the sun is lighting the face and antlers. In addition, the buck is alert with both ears forward but he is not looking directly at the camera. It appears that there are eight points on the antlers in this small image but the full-size image on a large monitor clearly shows ten points.
This image and several other deer images have recently been added to the collection of canvas-wrapped prints at one of our online stores. Just in time for people that need gift ideas for the upcoming holidays. Check out these new canvas prints and calendars!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

2012 Calendar Series

This is the cover of one of our calendars from the popular "Ducks in Flight" series. They all feature our favorite photographs of flying ducks like this cover shot of three ducks descending with cupped wings. Our calendars are now available for 2012 in our online calendar store.
Consider these as cool gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. We also have a series of calendars featuring action photographs of wooden speedboats and another series with stunning photographs of whitetail deer.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Equestrian in Fog

This action photograph of an equestrian was taken last year. The horse and rider are jumping a fence during a horse show in Lexington, Kentucky. We recently chose this image to experiment with a different background to replace the original one. It is difficult to isolate the subject at horse shows because the background is usually cluttered with tents, spectators and other assorted distractions. We created this imitation fog with Adobe Photoshop software and blended it into the horse and rider with careful masking. There was no desire to make the image appear as though it had been originally taken with this background. In fact, we added some other toning effects to the subject to give a more "edgy" appearance.
We expect to apply this idea to other action photographs where a more dramatic image can be created by eliminating a distracting background.